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Science and a Slinky

PHOTO PROVIDED Wilson Hall fifth-grade students Stirling Tindal and Braylon Stewart conduct an experiment in physics in their science class taught by Frances James. Studying Newton's First and Second Laws of Motion, the students used a Slinky to … more

Memorial scholarship fundraiser set for Feb. 18 at Kingsbury Elementary in Sumter

In the spirit of carrying on the torch for future educators, current and former Sumter School District teachers of the year will host an annual scholarship fundraiser next month. The district's annual Hailey Bordeaux Memorial Scholarship dinner, … more

An exhibit to call their own: Alice Drive Middle School students have their art displayed at CCTC gallery

On the second floor of a college that stresses technical training and workforce development, middle school students wandered the walls, pointing and giggling in gaggles but not over stereotypical middle school topics. They were observing art. … more

Millwood students use art to research Revolutionary War

PHOTO PROVIDED Students in Katie Huggins and Clarissa Metze's third-grade class at Millwood Elementary School completed a research project on Revolutionary War leaders. The groups wrote research papers and created life-size replicas of their … more

Lee County School District celebrates School Board Recognition Month

SUBMITTED Lee County School District joins school districts throughout the state and nation to celebrate School Board Recognition Month in January. More than 600 locally elected and appointed school board members throughout the state will be … more

Thomas Sumter Academy students help obtain hundreds of pounds of pet food

PHOTO PROVIDED The students of Thomas Sumter Academy's National Junior Honor Society fulfilled the school's motto "Acta Non Verba (Actions not Words)" during the holiday season. TSA's NJHS chapter, directed by Julie Daniel and Trever Miller, … more

State group honors Sumter's Greg Thompson as 'champion for public education'

A leading Sumter businessman received a state honor for his support to Sumter School District.The South Carolina School Boards Association honored Greg Thompson, owner of Thompson Construction Group, with its Champions for Public Education Award … more

State school leader Molly Spearman hosts lunch with Sumter teachers

National Board Certified Teachers, who are a part of Sumter School District's LEAP cohort with the S.C. National Board Network, had lunch last Saturday with State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman, center, to discuss the … more

6th-year educator named Sumter Christian School Teacher of the Year

Tammy Adams has been selected as Teacher of the Year at Sumter Christian School for the 2018-19 school year. Adams has a bachelor's degree from the University of South Carolina. She graduated from Sumter Christian School and is one … more

Sumter School Board advisory Finance Committee to meet

Sumter School District's Board of Trustees' advisory Finance Committee will meet for the first time since late October on Wednesday morning at the district office. The committee, which consists of three board members and a few private-business … more

Sumter school board's Finance Committee to discuss 2018 audit Wednesday

Sumter School District’s Board of Trustees’ advisory Finance Committee will meet for the first time since late October when its meets Wednesday morning at the district office. The … more

CAMPUS CORNER: Jan. 13, 2019

PRESBYTERIAN COLLEGE The Dean's List at Presbyterian College is composed of students who have earned between a 3.3 and a 3.9 grade-point average. The following local students were named to the Dean's List for the fall 2018 semester: - Sumter - … more

Sumter School Board to hold training workshop Tuesday

Sumter School District’s Board of Trustees will have a workshop training session on roles and responsibilities for board members on Tuesday morning at the district office. A district spokeswoman … more

Lemira Golden Steppers step up for the community

PHOTO PROVIDED At the beginning of the school year, Lemira Elementary School Prinicipal, Dr. Vanessa Smith-Canty, challenged the Lemira Golden Steppers to engage in community service projects. The Golden Steppers have participated in two … more

Campus Corner: Jan. 1, 2019

Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College The following area students have been named honor students for the fall 2018 academic term at Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College: President's List (full-time) - Eutawville - Alexis Singletary - … more

CCTC announces several events for January

FROM STAFF REPORTS Central Carolina Technical College has several events planned for January. To learn about the college's academic programs, financial aid, scholarships and student services, attend CCTC Second Tuesday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Jan. … more

Hillcrest council visits Oakland Primary

Members of the Hillcrest Middle School Student Council visited Oakland Primary School earlier this week with letters from Santa. They read the letters to the pre-kindergarten students and helped them with festive crafts. PHOTO PROVIDED more

9 students named winners in Sumter mayor's Christmas card contest

Nine students from each grade in Sumter School District's elementary and middle schools were selected as winners in the 5th-annual City of Sumter Mayor's Christmas Card Contest. The top two winners - Murrin Reed, sixth-grader at Alice Drive … more

High Hills Elementary fourth-graders hold the Great Gingerbread Challenge

PHOTOS BY MICAH GREEN / THE SUMTER ITEM Lauren Dabb's fourth-grade class at High Hills Elementary School held the Great Gingerbread Challenge on Tuesday. more

Sumter's Lemira Elementary School students meet Santa, Mrs. Claus

Mr. and Mrs. Claus wait to greet students at Lemira Elementary School on Monday. A local nonprofit group, God's Love in Action, led by Shawna Sadler, distributed Christmas gifts to identified students and their families at Lemira. … more
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